Africa Day is observed annually on May 25 and was first held in 1963 to celebrate the Organisation of the African Unity (OAU), now known as the African Union. This years theme focuses on empowering youth.
MTV Staying Alive is committed to investing in youth-led initiatives around the world that provide education about HIV and sexual and reproductive health in their local communities. We also provide our grantees with a capacity building training providing them with the skills and knowledge they need to implement their projects successfully and sustainably. In addition, we offer social enterprise investments to a small number of organisations at the end of their four-year grant cycle, to facilitate the sustainability of their organisations. We currently fund over 24 grants in Africa and five social enterprise projects in the continent.
MTV Staying Alive also leads the way in global transmedia campaigns on HIV and sexual and reproductive health. MTV Shuga is aired by 179 broadcasters worldwide, including in 96% of sub-Saharan African countries, the TV series has reached an estimated 720 million people to date.
Thank you for supporting MTV Staying Alive, enabling us to empower and support our grantees in Africa, find out more about the incredible work being carried out here and keep up to date with our grantees stories on our Instagram!